Research & Publications
22 May 2024
Impact Case Study: PowerX Proprietary 
The first case study in this series focuses on the pan-African PE fund manager, Metier, and their commitment to building a world free of poverty through their investment in South African FMCG company, Nature’s Choice (Pty) Ltd.
Research & Publications
22 May 2024
Impact Case Study: Visiosoft
The investment into Visiosoft transforms infrastructure into reliably smart assets, resulting in intelligent utilisation of resources. This has enabled optimized use cases for energy and water management in both commercial and industrial sectors, alongside enhancements in safety measures.
Research & Publications
22 May 2024
Impact Case Study: Nature’s Nectar
Nature’s Nectar adopts an inclusive model for women beekeepers, aiming for 50% female participation. The company’s efforts also extend to increasing rural incomes and improving health and safety standards within the Zambian beekeeping community. By offering commercially designed hives known for their long-term sustainability, Nature’s Nectar contributes to reducing deforestation. The company’s initiatives are geared towards uplifting local communities, promoting self-sufficiency and positively influencing the wellbeing of residents in often overlooked areas. It also maintains a transparent supply chain with gender-wage equality across all levels.
Research & Publications
22 May 2024
Impact Case Study: IDEAS – ACED Platform (Newco)
The investment aims to significantly contribute to SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and SDG 13 (Climate Action) by substantially increasing the share of renewable energy in the energy mix with a portfolio of 6GW of renewable energy assets by 2030.At the same time, it will contribute to achieving improved livelihoods through the provision of decent work and gender equality.
Research & Publications
22 May 2024
Impact Case Study: Safari Hotel
The investment focuses on growing the regional labour market, developing human capital, and solidifying the sector’s GDP contribution. It aims to improve the quality of Namibia’s hospitality to attract high-value, long-haul markets and diversify source markets for resilience. Additionally, it involves partnering with Namibian authorities to promote Namibia via Accor’s distribution platform and expertise, aiding in enhancing “Brand Namibia.”
Research & Publications
21 May 2024
Impact Case Study: Yellow
Yellow is a specialised credit provider that enables consumers across five African markets to acquire small off-grid solar systems and smartphones. In 2023, CPDIF injected US$10mn in growth capital to fuel Yellow’s growth and enhance its geographic expansion. 
Research & Publications
16 May 2024
Impact Case Study: Tessara
Founded in 1985, Tessara operated for many years with a single flagship product, Uvasys, the world’s first laminated SO2-generating sheet designed to protect table grapes from post-harvest decay. Since partnering with the Alterra team in 2018, Tessara has broadened its horizons, expanding its innovative solutions to include additional agricultural products (e.g., berries, flowers and tomatoes). Moreover, the company has achieved a significant milestone by developing and bringing to market another recyclable product.
Research & Publications
1 November 2022
SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth
The company’s value proposition is centered around offering bespoke, tech-based talent solutions for the East African job market. Its online job portals, Ethiojobs, Dereja, and Kipawa, contribute to the efficient matching of employers with qualified candidates, thereby promoting a more dynamic and fair labour market.
Research & Publications
31 August 2022
SDG 7: Affordable & Clean Energy
This case study showcases Meridiam’s investment in Solarsen platform, which comprises 4 power plants located in Senegal, and explores the investor’s commitment to deliver positive impact by contributing towards SDG 7. SDG 7 has been one of Meridiam’s main pillars with investments in energy transition projects such as renewables being at the heart of the company’s investment strategy.
Research & Publications
31 August 2022
SDG 7: Affordable & Clean Energy
This case study highlights African Infrastructure Investment Managers’ investment in Starsight Energy, a leading Commercial & Industrial solar power supplier in Africa. Starsight Energy delivers comprehensive, end-to-end solar solutions that help businesses reduce annual energy costs, boost energy efficiency, and improve their carbon footprints.
Research & Publications
1 July 2022
SDG 5: Gender Equality (Adenia Partners)
This case study focuses on Adenia Partners’ investment in Red Lands Roses, a company that specializes in the production of premium roses in Kenya, and investigates how they are integrating ‘SDG 5 – Gender Equality’ into this. Adenia Partners is a private markets investment firm committed to responsible investing and a sustainable Africa. By creating stronger companies with quality jobs, fostering economic improvement, and elevating companies to meet ESG standards, Adenia is increasing the enterprise value for investors, while benefiting workers, communities, and companies in Africa.
Research & Publications
1 July 2022
SDG 5: Gender Equality (Alitheia IDF)
This case study highlights Alitheia IDF’s investment in ReelFruit, a woman-owned agro-processing company in Nigeria that produces a range of retail packaged snacks, and showcases how they are integrating SDG 5 - Gender Equality into this investment. Alitheia IDF is the first and largest African gender-lens investment fund which seeks to increase and improve the financial and social outcomes of women by investing in a diversified portfolio of women-owned, womenled, or women-serving SMEs.
Research & Publications
6 May 2022
Member Case Study | Adenia Partners Portfolio Company: Herholdt's 
Herholdt’s is a family business established in Bloemfontein, South Africa, in 1964, whom successfully diversified into the distribution of solar energy installations. Impressed by the company’s growth and development impact potential, Adenia partnered with the second-generation family members, who had been running the business for more than 5 years, to buy out the founders.
Research & Publications
1 May 2022
SDG 4: Quality Education
This case study focuses on Verod Capital Management’s investment into schools in Nigeria via its portfolio company, Oreon Education Services, and how they are integrating ‘SDG 4 – Quality Education’ into this investment. Verod is a leading West African private equity investor seeking to partner with fast growing companies which have the potential to become large, dominant, and sustainable enterprises.
Research & Publications
31 March 2022
SDG 3: Good Health and Well-being
This case study focuses on BluePeak Private Capital Fund’s investment in Africure, a leading manufacturer and distributor of essential generic pharmaceutical products operating across more than 10 African countries, and investigates how they are integrating ‘SDG 3 – Good Health and Wellbeing’ into this investment.
Research & Publications
1 January 2022
SDG 2: Zero hunger
The second case study in this series focuses on Injaro Investments, and their commitment to building a world free of hunger through their investment in Ghanaian agribusiness, Agricare.
Research & Publications
14 December 2021
Pension Funds and Private Equity in Nigeria Study
Co-authored by AVCA and PenOp | We are delighted to present the inaugural Pension Funds and Private Equity Report, produced in partnership with the Pension Fund Operators Association of Nigeria (PenOp). This report exemplifies our commitment to providing topical, independent, and thoughtful research to the industry. Our hope is that this report serves as a practical exposé for industry professionals on the factors driving Nigerian pension funds’ views of investing in private equity.
Research & Publications
1 December 2021
SDG 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere
The first case study in this series focuses on the pan-African PE fund manager, Metier, and their commitment to building a world free of poverty through their investment in South African FMCG company, Nature’s Choice (Pty) Ltd.